Notice the bond between cats and women? I mean, seriously. Do you see a lot of cats drawn to women and women drawn to cats?
There is obviously a symbiotic relationship there somewhere.
A fairly recent study, published by Discovery News, was a research led by Kurt Kotrschal of the Konrad Lorenz Research Station and the University of Vienna.
They sampled 41 cats and their owners, videotaped them over lengthy four-part periods and analysed the interactions between the owners and their cats. According to the top-line results of the study, women especially seem to bond more strongly with their feline friends.
Whilst this may not come as a surprise to most cat-aficionado women, the study's key insights include a significant finding that has now been statistically and empirically proven; that cats and owners strongly influenced each other in terms of behavior.
To my reckless mind, I call it "imprinting". Without really trying, cats control their owners behaviours and vice versa. If you are a cat owner like I am, you will see a lot of yourself rubbing off on your kitty and on a reciprocal basis, your cat's moods tend to influence your mood too.
Imagine if you have a perennially hungry cat like I do. Visualize it, you're both nibbling endlessly. Ain't it cool?
The whole relationship is based on reciprocity ... you offer affection and support and your cat will generously return it.
The research also found that women tend to be more affectionate and demonstrative of their feelings to their cats versus their male counterparts. And this brings me to my point. There is something insanely complex about the cat's nature that perhaps only women can understand, as women are insanely complex creatures themselves.
Dogs are generally "people-pleasers", which does not speak the same for cats. They can throw you completely off if they don't like you. And if you step further into the boundaries of their "dislike", they claw! Where do you think the term "Cat-fight" come from? Women can be very "catty" when they fight.
History tells us that Men have always found the women's psyche to be extremely difficult to comprehend. Wouldn't it make a lot of sense for men to observe cats and perhaps even own one to know how to please a woman?
If they seriously want to get a clue on what goes on in our complex minds, they should buy a cat.
I also found it quite interesting that men who are drawn to cats or are cat owners, tend to know how to return the affection and attention so many women crave for. Look, I am not saying you should only go out with men who have cats as pets. I just said I found this to be an interesting observation. And I could be proven empirically wrong.
All I know is that my cat loves to have her hair touched and stroked. She loves to be loved. And there are days she refuses to have any of that. Just leave her be. She knows what she needs and when she needs it and how. She really reminds me of someone I know.
Oh did I tell you yet that Anne Hathaway will be the new Catwoman? I have always loved Michelle Pfeiffer in this role, but I think Hathaway will totally rock it! Just saying.
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